January kicks off with some great exclusive content for the AMC streaming networks. In regards to genre films we are happy to announce two titles going out next month. After making more than waves with INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE AMC returns back to the land of Anne Rice with MAYFAIR WITCHES a series based off the books of the same name. Also hitting the AMC+ streaming outlets is one of our films of the year in VESPER. This indie sci fi thriller blew us away and we are very excited for its release. Check out the full details including the release of the Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk 's LAIR exclusively to Shudder.
This January, AMC Networks will feature the highly anticipated new series Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches across all live of its linear networks with BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WEtv joining AMC and AMC+ for a world premiere event on Sunday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Vesper (AMC+ Exclusive Film)
New Film Premieres Friday, January 6
Set after the collapse of the Earth’s ecosystem, the sci-fi thriller follows Vesper (Raffiella Chapman, The Theory of Everything), a headstrong 13-year-old girl who uses her survival skills to subsist in the remnants of a strange and dangerous world with her ailing father, Darius (Richard Brake, Game of Thrones). When Vesper finds a mysterious woman, Camellia (Rosy McEwen, The Alienist), alone and disoriented after an aerial crash, she agrees to help find her missing companion in exchange for safe passage to the Citadel – the dark central hub where oligarchs live in comfort thanks to state-of-the-art biotechnology. Vesper soon discovers that her brutal neighbor, Jonas (Eddie Marsan, Sherlock Holmes), is searching for Camellia, who is harboring a secret which could change all of their lives forever. Forced into a dangerous adventure, Vesper must rely on her wits and bio-hacking abilities to unlock the key to an alternate future. The film made its world premiere in the Crystal Globe Competition at the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
New Series Premieres Sunday, January 8 on AMC+ and AMC
Based on Anne Rice’s best-selling trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, the 8-episode series focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon, Rowan (Alexandra Daddario), who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. Mark Johnson (Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify), who is overseeing the Anne Rice Immortal Universe is executive producing, along with Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex, On Becoming a God in Central Florida) and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams) who are both executive producers and writers of the series. Spalding serves as showrunner. This second series in an expanding Anne Rice Universe, it follows the breakout hit series this fall, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. Series stars also include Jack Huston (Fargo, Manhunt), Tongayi Chirisa (Another Life, The Jim Gaffigan Show) and Harry Hamlin (Mad Men, L.A. Law).
Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, January 12
The notorious Chucky slashes his way to television in a killer new series written and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, who penned the iconic film franchise.
Film Premieres, Monday, January 5
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s stunning nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. With its pulsating score, visceral imagery, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating. Directed by Andrzej Żuławski.
The Lair (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Thursday, January 26
Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) is shot down over Afghanistan and finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons—half human, half alien—are awakened. Directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and written by Marshall and Kirk (The Reckoning).